Introduction to Chip Carving for Wooden Patterns

A course by Bernat Mercader (Wood Bern Carvings) , Craftsman

Craftsman . Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2021

Learn the fundamentals of chip carving to create organic, geometric, patterns from the initial design to the final cut

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  • 4385 students
  • Audio: English, English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn the fundamentals of chip carving to create organic, geometric, patterns from the initial design to the final cut

Chip carving is a simple and affordable technique for making art out of wood – all you need is a knife! Bernat Mercader is a craftsman who specializes in creating hand-carved wooden artwork. He sells his pieces, which range from furniture to signage, via his online shop, and shares them with over 50K followers on Instagram.

In this online course, Bernat teaches you the fundamentals of wood anatomy and chip carving. Learn to create your own decorative patterns on a board from start to finish, exploring different tools, materials, and techniques. Decorate your surroundings with hypnotic geometric patterns!

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 16 downloads

  • 100% positive reviews (63)
  • 4385 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 12m)
  • 16 additional resources (7 files)
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  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Carve your own pattern on a wooden board

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in learning how to carve their own artwork into wood.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

In terms of material, you will need a basswood wooden board, chip carving knife, and drawing materials including a ruler, compass, eraser, and fine-point pencil.


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4385 Students
63 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Bernat Mercader, or Wood Bern Carvings as he’s known online, is a wood carver based in Barcelona, Spain. He first started exploring wood carving as an art form at a workshop in the city. He then spent years honing his craft, creating small pendants and keyholders before moving on to bigger projects like furniture.

Bernat sells his work via his online shop and shares his designs with over 50K followers on Instagram. He also creates custom orders and was commissioned by dance festivals such as Hip Obsession and WGTF?! to carve trophies for their events.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting the Chip Carving Basics Right

    • Knife Grips and Sharpening
    • Wood Grain and Fibers: Workable Woods for Chip Carving
    • Drawing Geometrical Patterns and Transferring Them to the Wood
    • Carving Basics 1
    • Carving Basics 2
    • Cleaning Cuts
  • U3

    Carving Your Pattern

    • Carving the Border
    • Carving the Small Circles
    • Carving the Big Circle
    • Carving the Remaining Patterns
  • U4

    Last Touches and Other Applications

    • Finishing Products and Caring for the Piece
    • Other Applications
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Chip Carving for Wooden Patterns

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Introduction to Chip Carving for Wooden Patterns. Craft course by Bernat Mercader (Wood Bern Carvings)

Introduction to Chip Carving for Wooden Patterns

  • 100% positive reviews (63)
  • 4385 students